Create, Download, and Edit Intro Videos on Your Phone

Video / Animation

Years ago, people didn't have phones. Houses had phones. You had to call a house and ask for the person you wanted to talk to. And they definitely didn't let you record and edit videos.

Create, Download, and Edit Intro Videos on Your Phone

If you want to create an intro video from scratch using IntroCave on your phone, the website supports that! We have a big list of templates that don't require any asset uploads. If you want to use a template with a logo in it, though, you need to make sure you have that image on your phone already. I'm still thinking about ways to make the render process faster, but one annoying thing on mobile is that it's not quite as easy to just open a new tab and keep doing something else while your preview video renders. I'm thinking about building an "just email me when it's ready" feature, which would make it a bit easier to use IntroCave itself on a phone. Stay tuned!

I assume my customers are already figuring that part out, though, because I'm amazed at how often people ask me how to download an intro video on a phone. If you look down to the handy dandy Knowledge Center at the footer of every page on this site, you'll see two shiny new posts:

Each of these tutorials is broken into two parts:

How do you download a video on your mobile phone?

On Android, this is pretty straightforward (but I've still walked through the process with screenshots). Apple makes it a bit of a pain, and there a ton of terrible apps that seem like they might work... but don't. I've waded through nearly a dozen of those apps to narrow it down to a few app recommendations to help solve this problem on iOS.

How can you add your intro video to your video on your mobile phone?

While I would always suggest editing on a desktop, you can do a lot with a good smartphone these days. I ran through a handful of editing apps on both platforms and came up with a few tips just in case you want to add your intro video to your YouTube video using only your mobile phone.

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If you're an app developer or a mobile video editor and think I've made some questionable choices, reach out! Mobile downloading and editing are a bit of a blind spot for me as I do all my production on PC. I'm confident that these apps can get the job done in June of 2019, but apps can change over time and newer/better options might come on to the market!


Until now, I've had to be pretty unhelpful when it comes to people asking how to download videos on their phone. My answer used to be: "There are apps that can help you, but I haven't tested them." That answer sucks. Even though it feels a bit like doing support on behalf of a couple of trillion dollar company (for free), I can now point people towards the new articles and hopefully make their lives a little bit easier.

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IntroCave is a one-person-show operated by Will Hankinson, but it's not 100% accurate to say every word is written by me. Some articles were live on the site when I took over. I hire writers from time to time to work on specific articles. People keep asking me to do guest posts, but I haven't actually seen any relevant submissions yet. "IntroCave staff" might make a better by-line, but currently that's just me. I've been building digital things for 10+ years now, and some of my favorite projects are posted over at my personal website if you want to take a look!


If you've got any thoughts you'd like to share about this post (or anything IntroCave related), you can use this feedback form to send me an email! You're not signing up for an account or opting in to any kind of email list, and you could just as easily go type "" into your email client of choice. But I LOVE getting feedback, so if this form helps people get over the hurdle, I'm all for it!

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